Flora of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Wild Ginger
Asarum canadense Rich
Aristolochiaceae
Flowering PeriodApril - mid-May
(c) KBS
HabitatRich, rocky, moist woods on basalt
Height2 - 6 inches
DescriptionThis plant has a single maroon, cup-shaped flower with three pointed lobes located between the pair of leaves at the tip of horizontal rhizome.
LeavesThe leaves are heart-shaped, hairy, and persist into the summer.
(c) PW
DistributionThis plant has a single maroon, cup-shaped flower with three pointed lobes located between the pair of leaves at the tip of horizontal rhizome.
NotesThe rhizome has a gingery smell.